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Release Date: May 31st, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Hitman: Episode 3 - Marrakesh

Overview -

'Marrakesh' is the third installment in IO's 'Hitman', following 'Paris' and 'Sapienza'. It takes players to sandy Morocco where 47 must again take down two targets: a Bernie Madoff knockoff and a corrupt military official.

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Release Date:
May 31st, 2016

Video Review


'Hitman's Marrakesh is very busy. It reminds me of the Chinatown level from 'Absolution', with all of the aggressive hawkers and fanny pack-toting tourists, but on an even grander scale. There are a lot of eyes on me in the market but it’s still possible to hide a weapon, steal something, or punch out a soldier in a dark alley, if I’m quick. There are minor issues with clipping and general video game weirdness, but all things considered, this is a great looking level for 'Hitman'.

Audio Review


The voice acting detracts significantly from the immersion. 'Hitman' is a fantasy about being a methodical, professional murderer who travels to exotic locales and eliminates powerful people, and yet all of these Moroccans sound just like the Midwesterners who shop at my local grocery store. David Bateson is amazing as usual, as is the new actress for Diana. The music and sound effects are spot on and bridge the gap between a realistic portrayal of a frantic city and the cinematic quality of a big-budget game.

Final Thoughts

'Marrakesh' is a step back from the successes of previous episodes, but not dramatically so. IO seems to be experimenting with different playstyles that leave less room for debate, but the classic DNA of 'Hitman' permeates everything and I will have no problem coming back for the next round.